Former St. Mary’s High and University of the Pacific baseball standout Gio Brusa hit his third homer of the season, a line-drive two-run shot to left field in the bottom of the 10th inning, as the host San Jose Giants defeated the Stockton Ports 5-4 Sunday afternoon at Municipal Stadium.

The loss was the third out of the past four games for the Ports, who play the Modesto Nuts in the first of a three-game series at 7:05 p.m. today.

Chad Pinder, who is on a rehab assignment for the Oakland Athletics, gave Stockton a 1-0 lead in the top of the first inning with a solo homer. The Ports led 2-0 in the fifth when Nate Moundou hit a sacrifice fly to center field, bringing in William Toffey.

Stockton went ahead 3-0 in the seventh on Eric Marinez’s RBi double, scoring Toffey.

San Jose finally got on the scoreboard when Johneshwy Fargas hit his first double of the season, scoring Luis Barrera, trimming Stockton’s lead to 3-1.

The Giants tied the game 3-3 in the bottom of the ninth. With one out and runners at first and third, Jeff Arnold singled to right, scoring Heath Quinn. Jacob Heyward, who singled earlier in the inning, scored on Brandon Van Horn’s sacrifice fly to left field, knotting the contest.

Nate Mondou started the 10th inning at second base, then moved to third on Edwin Diaz’s single to right. Kevin Merrell singled to right to bring in Mondou and gave Stockton the lead back, 4-3.

In the bottom half, Fargas started at second base, but was tagged out at third on Jalen Miller’s fielder’s choice. Frandy De La Rosa scored first on a fielder’s choice that forced Miller out, then Brusa followed with his two-run home run.

The Ports produced six hits, with Eric Marinez going 2 for 4 with a double.

Heath Quinn led the Giants’ 10-hit showing, going 4 for 4 with a double. Brandon Van Horn was 2 for 3 for San Jose.

Ports starting pitcher Zack Erwin went seven innings, giving up seven hits, struck out four, and allowed one earned run. Reliever Brandon Marsonek absorbed the loss, giving up Brusa’s homer.

Giants starting pitcher Melvin Adon went six innings, giving up two hits, two runs (both earned) and striking out four. Rodolfo Martinez was credited with the victory, giving up two late-game hits.

WOMEN’S TENNIS

Gonzaga 4, Pacific 0

At Stockton, the Tigers (6-11, 2-5 West Coast Conference) lost the doubles point and lost to the visiting Bulldogs (15-6, 6-2). A bright spot for the Tigers in No. 3 doubles was a 6-2 victory by Anna Ramos Vinolas and Karina Vyrlan.

MEN’S TENNIS

Portland 4, Pacific 0

At Portland, Oregon, Tadiwa Chinamo fought hard at No. 2 singles, but lost to Mathieu Garcia 6-2, 5-7, 6-1, as the Tigers (6-16, 3-5 WCC) bowed to the Pilots (11-8, 6-3). On Saturday, the Tigers played well in a 4-3 road victory over Gonzaga. 

TRACK AND FIELD

Three Mustangs win

At Sacramento, three Delta College athletes won events at the American River College Invitational and Distance Festival. Craig Perkins won the men’s discus with a throw of 167 feet, 10 inches, Jordan Nance won the women’s javelin with a throw of 103 feet, and Paolo De Lost Santos took the men’s triple jump with a jump of 43-10.75.